In Progress

::Projects on our work table or needles

Katie's Projects:

A sick day home with my kids allowed me to make big progress on the Christmas sweater that was languishing. I followed EZ's seamless sweater directions and decided to go with a raglan sleeve, instead of the saddle shoulder hybrid I was considering, for ease and speed. The biggest news about this project is that I WILL have enough yarn (hooray!) and this was my first time working a steek. I followed these amazing directions, and took photos of my progress so you could see the excitement too. 

Working the crochet chain up both sides of the cutting line.

Little bit of cutting complete- 

Whole piece cut- whew! 

And folded to the inside. 

The next bit of (major) drama, the whole thing seems a bit on the small side, a sweater for my husband should not fit me so well. Laura's coming over today to give me a second opinion and if she thinks Michael can squeeze into it, I'll start the shawl collar. 

Laura's Projects:

I finally finished my kerchief scarf-this has been a great little portable project-most of this knitting happened at home school co-op:

I also finished my purl beret. The pattern calls for sock yarn, but I used worsted weight Malabrigo Rios. Going up a needle size to a no. 4 made the gauge come out perfectly. I really enjoyed making my first hat-so quick after sweaters!

Yesterday I started a Christmas present-a little hooded vest for Isaac. I don't really have a pattern, just going for it-this is both exciting and awful. It is well underway and I love the stripes: